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AB-1594 Public postsecondary education: prohibition of using tobacco and smoking on campuses.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
McCarty (A)
Leno (S)
Public postsecondary education: prohibition of using tobacco and smoking on campuses.
An act to repeal and add Section 7597.1 of the Government Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/26/16 Vetoed by Governor.
09/08/16 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/30/16 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 52. Noes 27. Page 6435.).
08/25/16 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 26. Noes 12. Page 5307.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1594 without my signature.

This bill prohibits smoking and tobacco products at California State University and community college campuses and encourages the University of California to adopt these same prohibitions.

The governing boards of our public colleges and universities already have the authority and are fully capable of setting smoking policies on their campuses. 

Current law should suffice.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.